Whatcom Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Whatcom County including Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and beyond.

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Jan
25
Fri
Wholeness Conference @ Alife Church
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm
Wholeness Conference @ Alife Church

Salvation isn’t a one-time event, it’s a continuous journey to wholeness.

Dr. Brad Jersak and William Paul Young are pioneers on this journey, bringing wisdom and intellect together for a full and life-bringing picture of what it means to be human. Christ Like. Love’s kind. Whole. Connected and open-hearted.

“When the way of our being matches the truth of our being” – Wm. Paul Young

We live in a world that divides heart and mind. One in which a great chasm exists between what we think we should be and who we really are at the core – so much so that we often feel incongruent. Like we are in a constant tug-of-war between our outsides and our insides as they battle to be on the forefront. What if congruence could be found so that who we are in the world is the same as who we are at our deepest level? When our outsides match our insides and the image of Christ in us becomes the image we portray as we live our lives?

Schedule: Please see registration link.

Childcare is available.

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Jan
29
Tue
Whatcom READS Presents: Wildfire and Resilience @ Bellingham Public Library
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Whatcom READS presents Leslie Wharton, a local Bellingham author and poet, who shares her personal experience of wildfire and recovery. What happens after the TV reporters interview fire survivors in the few days after a fire? What does it take to rebuild a life? Feel safe? Find home again? Join Leslie, co-author of Phoenix Rising: Stories of Remarkable Women Walking Through Fire, as she celebrates her journey from fire to the calming waters of the Salish Sea. For more information, please visit www.whatcomreads.org or contact Katie at 360-778-7230.

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Feb
1
Fri
Standing Up for Racial Justice without Falling on Your Face @ In the Readings Gallery at Village Books
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Claire Rudolf Murphy, author of Martin and Bobby: A Journey to Justice follows the lives and final days of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, showing how their initially wary relationship evolved from challenging and testing each other to finally “arriving in the same place” in 1968, as allies fighting poverty and racism.

Mary Cronk Farrell, author of Standing Up Against Hate: How Black Women in the Army Helped Change the Course of WWII, a much-need perspective on the lives of women of color in WWII America.

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Feb
3
Sun
Whatcom WRITES @ Village Books in Fairhaven
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Hear the top authors of the Whatcom WRITES contest read their work. This year’s subject was hindsight in celebration of the 2019 Whatcom READS title, The Big Burn.

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Feb
10
Sun
Whatcom WRITES @ Village Books in Lynden
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Hear the top authors of the Whatcom WRITES contest read their work. This year’s subject was hindsight in honor of the 2019 Whatcom READS title, The Big Burn.

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Feb
23
Sat
16th Annual Children’s Literature Conference @ Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Western Washington University will host five award-winning children’s and young adult book authors and illustrators from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at Western’s Performing Arts Center as part of Western’s 16th Annual Children’s Literature Conference. The conference brings together teachers, librarians, readers and writers to celebrate children’s literature and reflect on how children’s books shape the experience of growing up. This year’s speakers include: Candace Fleming, Eric Rohmann, Barbara O’Connor, Neal Shusterman and Jerry Pinkney.
Registration opens on Oct. 17 and is available through the conference website at wwuclc.com. The cost to attend is $175 with an early bird rate of $125 available through Jan. 16. Discounts are available for students, para-professionals, retired teachers and Western employees.

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Whatcom READS: Wildfire and Resilience @ Deming Library
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bellingham author and poet Leslie Wharton shares her experience of wildfire and recovery. Co-author of Phoenix Rising: Stories of Remarkable Women Walking Through Fire, she celebrates her journey from fire to the calming waters of the Salish Sea.

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Whatcom READS: Local Author Lit Live! Reading @ Village Books in Fairhaven
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Whatcom READS: Local Author Lit Live! Reading @ Village Books in Fairhaven

The Fellowship of Fire is Joseph King’s account of his 45-year career chasing wildfires across America. It shares the stories of the brave men and women who have devoted themselves to this dangerous and critical work. The event is part of Whatcom READS; this year’s title is The Big Burn by Timothy Egan.

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Mar
7
Thu
Whatcom READS Presents an Evening With Timothy Egan @ Mount Baker Theatre
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Whatcom READS Presents an Evening With Timothy Egan @ Mount Baker Theatre

Hear a free presentation by award-winning writer Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America. The Big Burn is this year’s Whatcom READS title. Don’t miss this special event on the Mount Baker Theatre’s grand main stage.

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Mar
8
Fri
Whatcom READS Presents: A Morning with Timothy Egan @ Mount Baker High School
Mar 8 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Whatcom READS Presents: A Morning with Timothy Egan @ Mount Baker High School

Hear a free presentation by award-winning writer Timothy Egan, author of this year’s Whatcom READS’ title, The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America. Don’t miss this special event!

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